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Players of the Week
Parker Berry was the Green Monster Player of the Game in the June 7th game against the Red Hawks.
Parker is in his fourth and final season with the Green Monsters. He has been a consistent offensive threat for the Green Monsters in each season. His coaches can depend on him to come through with a big hit when it is needed the most. He proved this again in Tuesday’s game when he went 3-3. What really earned Parker player of the game were his two great defensive plays. He made an awesome stop and accurate throw from right field to second base and then repeated it again from center field. His coaches could not have asked for any better effort and they were very proud of him. Parker, you will be missed next year!
Dakota Tompkins was the Green Monster Player of the Game in the June 7th game against the Red Hawks.
Dakota is six years old and is in his first “official” season with the Green Monsters, however has been a Green Monster regular since cheering on his older brothers from the sidelines.
Dakota is a natural at baseball, and along with his cousin Trenton, is one of the first six- year-old Monsters to be a starting infielder. He has the knowledge, skills, attention span and intensity. In Tuesday’s game, Dakota earned player of the game for his great all-around game. On offense he went 3-for-3, with a triple and three RBIs. On defense at second base, he was responsible for making nine of the Green Monster outs, including a double play where he caught a fly ball and threw the runner out on first base.
Dakota, we have been waiting patiently for your sixth birthday and are so glad you are finally old enough to be a Monster! Your first season has been awesome and we look forward to watching you grow and improve in the years to come.
Lisa McCloud was the Green Monster Player of the Game in the June 13th game against Rumford Point.
Lisa is nine years old and is in her first season with the Green Monsters. She watched her younger brother Luke play last season and decided to join the Monsters this year and she has been a welcome addition to the team.
Lisa has adjusted well to baseball and with more practice on the basics she will really excel. In Monday’s game Lisa had two strong at bats. Her second at bat was a huge hit right over the 1st baseman’s head into right field, which drove in two runs. Lisa’s biggest strength is her good attitude and her ability to listen to her coaches. She is a leader to the younger kids by example on what good bench behavior means. Great job Lisa and we are very proud of you. We hope that you will stick with it and come back for another season.
Submitted by Kelly Berry.